Updated: Aug 12, 2020
The Ada Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2020 Eleanor Wight Scholarship winner, Connor Wilson. Wilson is a graduate of Allen High School who plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the Fall and major in Theater.
While at Allen, he was an active member of the Mustangs Band and Football Team, FFA Chorus, FFA Resources Team, and participated in various shows for the ACT II Theater company, while also taking part in the Chickasaw Nation production of Bye Bye Birdie. He has served as the FFA Junior Advisor Officer during is senior year, named to the Principal’s Honor Roll, and known to take part in the Allen Cheerleader stunt show performances. His teachers describe him as a “hard working student who will never back down from a challenge” and a “showman at heart” with a “true affinity for the performing arts”. Wilson’s accomplishments and hard work make him an excellent choice for the Wight Scholarship.
The Eleanor Wight Scholarship was founded to honor the late Eleanor Wight, who was a wife, mother, artist and local French teacher. She was a very active member and officer of the Ada Arts Council and a strong supporter and advocate for the arts through the 1970’s and early 1980’s. In honor of Mrs. Wight, the Ada Arts Council established the Eleanor Wight Scholarship, which later on was enhanced by another advocate for the arts, Betty Woods. The estate of the late Betty Woods provided the funds to fully endow the Wight Scholarship. Ensuring funding will be available for years to come to provide college assistance for students of the arts.
For more information about the Ada Arts Council, please visit us at adaartsok.org